How to Make Makhan Vada - Recipe on FirstCry Parenting

Makhan Vada

Makhan vada, an Indian sweet, that resembles balushahi is callous from outside and soft from inside. These flattened balls are made from maida, ghee and yogurt, fried until golden brown and then immersed in sugar syrup. This sweet course preparation would just melt in your mouth and make you want one more piece of it.

Serves Preparation Time Cooking Time
10 People 40 – 45 Minutes  20 – 25 minutes


For Vada

  • 1 and 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup ghee
  • 2 tbsp yogurt
  • A pinch of baking soda
  • A pinch of cardamom powder
  • Water
  • Oil for deep frying
  • 4 – 5 pistachios

For Sugar Syrup

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 – 3 cardamom


Step 1

Sieve all purpose flour, cardamom powder and baking soda.

Step 2

Add curd and ghee to it. Combine it well until the ghee spreads out uniformly.

Step 3

Sprinkle water and knead the dough to form a soft lump. It would require only 2 – 3 mins. You would also be able to see lots of crack in the dough.

Step 4

Cover the dough and leave it for 25 – 30 minutes.

Step 5

Now, knead the dough again. Divide it into 10 – 12 equal portions. Roll them to small balls and create a small dent at the centre with your finger.

Step 6

Heat oil in a kadhai on medium flame and add the balls one by one. Let them cook on one side for 4 – 5 minutes. Turn the vadas and allow it cook on the other side as well.

Step 7

Meanwhile, take sugar and water in a vessel and allow it to dissolve on low flame. Add lemon juice and cardamom powder. Prepare the syrup of one third consistency. Keep it aside.

Step 8

Once the vadas are fried, immerse them in the sugar syrup. Leave it in the syrup for about an hour.

Step 9

Garnish it with pistachios and serve.

Nutritional Information

Calories 173 K cal
Proteins 1.6 g
Fat 5.6 g
Carbohydrates 36.0 g
Cholesterol 13 mg
Sodium 19 mg
Potassium 23 mg
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